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  • Therapy

  • By: Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 722

Twelve-year-old Josy has an inexplicable illness. She vanishes without a trace from her doctor's office during treatment. Four years later Josy's father, psychiatrist Viktor Larenz, has withdrawn himself to an isolated North Sea island in order to deal with the tragedy. Then he's paid a surprise visit by a beautiful stranger. Anna Glass is a novelist who suffers from an unusual form of schizophrenia: All the characters she creates for her books become real to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You have to listen to this book

  • By Anita nicholson on 08-04-16

a good listen

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-17

I have had a bit of a loss of audible mojo lately but it came back when I was listening to this book. It made me want to keep listening. i thought I had it sussed and I partially did but there was a nice twist.

  • Dark Matter

  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Jon Lindstrom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,751
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,749

'Are you happy in your life?' Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he wakes to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before the man he's never met smiles down at him and says, 'Welcome back, my friend.' In this world he's woken up to, Jason's life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW - This was a weird one

  • By Jules on 26-10-16

thoroughly enjoyable

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-17

This book was not what I expected but I thoroughly enjoyed it. the concept was fascinating and really makes you think about the decisions you make. I thought that the narrator had an easy to listen to voice that kept me captivated.

  • Sole Intention

  • Intention Series, Book 1
  • By: MA Comley
  • Narrated by: Caryl Jones
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Former police officers Ellen Brazil and Brian Lynx have joined forces to start a successful missing persons investigation firm which has just been contracted to find the wife of bodybuilder Will Endersbe. Ellen discovers that a number of women with similar features and hair color have also vanished in the Worcester area. Ellen and Brian suspect a serial kidnapper is to blame, and without a body, the police are happy to leave the case in their hands to solve.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a very enjoyable read

  • By Claire S on 21-11-16

a very enjoyable read

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-11-16

I really enjoyed listening to this book. From start to end I wanted to keep listening. The pace of the book kept consistant throughout. I liked the main character and the way her family story was told within the main story. I look forward to listening to more by this author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Portraits of the Dead

  • By: John Nicholl
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Emma didn't know how long he hid, silent and unmoving, in the large Victorian wardrobe to the side of her single bed. She didn't know how long he peered out, salivating and drooling, between the two heavy dark oak doors, and watched, mesmerized, as she slowly drifted into fitful sleep. She didn't know what time he pushed the doors open and crept towards her in the drab grey darkness of the night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delectably chilling

  • By Vicki Goodwin on 31-10-16

creepy from the first word.

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-16

I really enjoyed listening to this book. It set my hairs on end from the very start. The narrator did a great job of keeping the suspense going. the only downfall for me was that it seemed to end rather quickly. Although the ending was very satisying. if i could give 3.5 stars i would.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Boy Under the Table

  • By: Nicole Trope
  • Narrated by: Susan Strafford
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

From the queen of white-knuckle suspense and searing family drama comes a harrowing glimpse into the real world behind the headlines. This is a novel of immense power and compassion - one that will move all who listen to it. Tina is a young woman hiding from her grief on the streets of the Cross. On a cold night in the middle of winter, she breaks all her own rules when she agrees to go home with a customer. What she finds in his house will change her life forever. The Boy Under the Table is gritty, shocking, moving and, ultimately, filled with hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Emotional and tense!

  • By Emma Reed on 20-10-17

WOW!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-16

WOW! This was a very difficult, harrowing book due to the subject. At the same time it was steeped woth hope and the good in people. it brought out so many different emotions in me and I was crying walking the dog and listening to this.

This book will stay with me for a long time. i will certainly be buying more books by this author.

  • Crimson Shore

  • The Gold Detectives, Book 1
  • By: Gillian Hamer
  • Narrated by: Tim Dalgleish
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

A half-naked woman dead in a ditch. A disappearing pathologist. A teenager run off the road. For a peaceful island, Anglesey is experiencing abnormal levels of crime. What's the connection? DS Dara Brennan has women problems. His boss, Amanda Gold, is embroiled in office politics, and his wife thinks he's a disappointment. And then there's DS Kelly Morgan. As missing-person cases become murder enquiries, Dara must put aside his personal life and focus on the killer's trail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great detective story

  • By Sam on 04-10-16

A must 'read'.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-09-16

I really enjoyed listening to this book. the characters were very real and you could relate to them. I found the parts of the story that were letters were chilling and really touched me. The narrator really made the characters come to life and I always knew which character was 'speaking'. There were points when I was listening to this walking the dog and the hairs on the back of my neck stood on end and I had to rush to get home. I think it is amazing that listening to a book could make me react like this. I will be listening to more books by this author in the future and more books by this narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Cry

  • By: Helen Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: Lucy Paterson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 130

When a baby goes missing on a lonely roadside in Australia, it sets off a police investigation that will become a media sensation and dinner-table talk across the world. Lies, rumours and guilt snowball, causing the parents, Joanna and Alistair, to slowly turn against each other. Finally Joanna starts thinking the unthinkable: could the truth be even more terrible than she suspected? And what will it take to make things right?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not a dark thriller on any level -disappointing

  • By L. russell on 27-03-14

Great book to listen to.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-16

This was the first book I have listened to and I loved it. the story kept me hooked and the narrator was fab. I found myself physically reacting at times to what I was hearing. i really felt for Joanna as Alistair seemed to be able to manipulate her throughout everythibg that happened. i would definately recommend this book both to actually read and to listen to.